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About Carlson Bier Associates

When faced with the heart-rendering experience of a wrongful death, it’s crucial to choose the right legal team to ensure justice is served. Carlson Bier, an esteemed injury law firm in Illinois, has extensive experience in handling such specific and sensitive cases. Their seasoned wrongful death attorneys possess an uncommon depth of expertise buoyed by supreme negotiation skills that secure productive outcomes for their grieving clients. While based primarily in Illinois, they are committed to representing families across all regions including Odin.

So why make Carlson Bier your first consideration? Their robust knowledge encompasses all facets of Wrongful Death legal principles within Illinois jurisdiction; understanding these complexities can make significant differences between just compensation and inadequate settlements.

Additionally, their empathy-driven approach sets them apart; acknowledging grief while simultaneously seeking justice ensures your emotional wellbeing receives due attention throughout such tumultuous times.

Let Carlson Bier’s wrongfully dead lawyers be your stalwart advocates—endeavoring tirelessly until every necessary avenue upon the path of rightful restitution has been navigated diligently—and providing you with invaluable peace amidst harsh circumstances where a loved one’s life was unduly cut short.

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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Odin Illinois

At Carlson Bier, we specialize in personal injury law with a significant focus on Wrongful Death cases in Illinois. Wrongful death is characterized by the untimely loss of life caused by another party’s negligence or intentional action. It often encompasses a myriad of situations like car accidents, work-related injuries, medical malpractice, and other fatal occurrences where culpability can be established. In such instances, surviving family members possess legal rights to pursue compensation for their unforeseen loss.

Navigating wrongful death laws in Illinois can be daunting; thus, our job at Carlson Bier centers on clarifying confusing legal nuances while also fiercely advocating for justice on your behalf. Offering robust resources alongside our team’s professional expertise offers the clarity necessary for potential clients seeking guidance concerning such complex issues.

• Illinois Statutes define wrongful death as one that arises from neglectful acts,

omissions, or default conduct.

• The decedent’s immediate family or estate usually files the lawsuit.

• Compensation may encompass both economic and non-economic damages.

• Notably, there’s a time limit known as a statute of limitations within which these claims

must ideally be filed.

Wrongful death stands unique amongst personal injury disciplines due to its intimate tie to human tragedy. We understand that no amount of compensation can replace your loved one; nevertheless obtaining justice helps close a horrific chapter allowing room for healing to commence.

We strive unreservedly to secure rightful damages deserving of your case specifically:

• For cost-related losses including funeral expenses acquiring probate assistance,

medical fees prior to demise and financially dependent parties left behind after the

victim’s passing.

• More abstract damage impacts like grief consolation alongside future dependents’ care are

equally treated with high importance during representation proceedings.

Our professional approach embodies empathy and determination when representing families affected by tragic circumstances outside their control. Here at Carlson Bier, we don’t just provide legal services; we stand by your side when the law seems perplexing and the future feels overwhelming.

Transparency dominates our practice philosophy. A wrongful death claim’s value varies significantly depending on its unique scenario factors. Commonly, it entails elements comprising:

• The decedent’s age

• Their income level

• Their overall health condition before their ultimate end.

• How much in financial losses will be suffered due to this incident.

Our dedication to client advocacy has rewarding results; but don’t just hear it from us! Discover the value of your potential claim via our assessment tool. By clicking below, you’ll initiate a validated tool aiding in estimating deserved compensation for endured loss while keeping your information secured with utmost privacy preservation.

Facing life’s darkest times shouldn’t render monetary hardships or inhibited healing, hence why at Carlson Bier, professional assistance retains a human touch. So venture through valuable consultations enhancing comprehension on Wrongful Death case fundamentals while systematically guiding you to justice’s doorstep.

Carlson Bier ensures that every deserving family gets access to proper legal representation no matter their circumstance. Allow us – your Illinois-based Personal Injury attorney power – to navigate troubling waters towards smoother shores of comfort and victory aboard Justice’s vessel today itself!

Don’t wait another second wondering about potential avenues concerning navigating Wrongful Death claims alone! Click the button now to discover what Carlson Bier can do for you and how worthwhile your case truly is right off the bat!

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I went to a car accident with my husband and they’re was very helpful. I love them so much.
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This law office was helpful, consistent and professional. I highly recommend!
Francisca Rojas
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So happy to work with this attorney, they resolve my case very fast!
April Bartlett
April Bartlett
Jeff Bier at Carlson Bier is a great injury lawyer! Jeff was very hands on with my case. He kept me updated on any and all developments. He was a pleasure to work with.
Daniel Vivian
Daniel Vivian
Jeff and his team were great. Everyone on his team were helpful and informative while we navigated the process after our accident. Would use him and his team again if ever needed. Thank you to everyone at Carlson Bier who helped us.
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Notable Illinois Appellate Wins

Moruzzi v. CCC Servs., Inc., 2020 IL App (2d) 190411, 171 N.E.3d 61
Background: Insured motorist filed action against insurer for declaratory judgment seeking construction of automobile insurance policy issued to insured and that was in effect when insured was injured by an underinsured driver. The Circuit Court, DuPage County, Bonnie M. Wheaton, J., granted the insurer's motions for summary judgment. Insured appealed.Holdings: The Appellate Court, Zenoff, J., held that:1 medical payments reduction clause in automobile insurance policy conflicted with underinsured motorist provisions so as to render reduction clause ambiguous, and thus medical payment benefits were deductible from insured's damages;2 law firm representing insured did not create common fund or common funds when it reached settlement with underinsured motorist, and thus law firm was not entitled to recover fees under common-fund doctrine; and3 collateral estoppel did not bar automobile insurers from litigating whether common-fund doctrine applied in insured motorist's declaratory judgment action.Affirmed in part and reversed in part.
Maier v. CC Servs., Inc., 2019 IL App (3d) 170640, 132 N.E.3d 795
Background: After insured, who was injured in automobile collision with another driver, recovered full liability limits of driver's policy, she filed amended complaint for declaratory judgment against her own automobile insurer, alleging that insurer breached contractual duty to pay for insured's damages in accordance with uninsured/underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage in insured's policy and that insurer acted in bad faith in denying insured such coverage. The Circuit Court, La Salle County, Troy D. Holland, J., granted the insurer's motion to dismiss claims as time-barred. Insured appealed.The Appellate Court ruled that neither the insurer nor the insured could add amended policy provisions to the court record. It was decided that the policy's requirement for a written arbitration demand applied to both uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. The court found that a letter from the insured's attorney to the insurer wasn't a valid arbitration demand nor a proof of loss to toll the statute of limitations. Finally, the insurer was permitted to use the defense based on the two-year statute of limitations period. The court's decision was affirmed.
Econ. Premier Assurance Co. v. Country Mut. Ins. Co., 2021 IL App (1st) 192364-U
Holding: The circuit court's order that granted defendant's motion for summary judgment and denied plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment was proper where defendant had no duty to indemnify its insured with respect to the underlying complaint and therefore plaintiff was not entitled to recover against defendant on its subrogation or unjust enrichment claims; affirmed.
Country Preferred Ins. Co. v. Westerheide, 2023 IL App (5th) 220343-U
Holding: The court affirmed judgment of the circuit court granting summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff where the defendant failed to make a written demand for arbitration within two years from the date of the accident as required by the underinsured provisions of the defendant's automotive insurance policy.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Olsak, 2022 IL App (1st) 200695, 216 N.E.3d 291
In a complex legal case, an insurer sought to avoid defending or indemnifying a hockey player under a policy issued to the player's stepfather after the player was sued for assaulting his coach. The initial Circuit Court ruling favored the insurer, but the Appellate Court reversed this decision, leading to a protracted legal battle. Ultimately, the Appellate Court determined the insurer was liable only up to the $3 million policy limit and found the insurer's four-year delay in seeking a declaratory judgment to be reasonable. This case highlights important aspects of insurance litigation and policy limit liabilities.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Durkin Elec. Co., Inc., 2022 IL App (1st) 210293-U, appeal denied, 199 N.E.3d 1187 (Ill. 2022)
Holding: The circuit court's order that denied plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment and found that defendant was an additional insured under the policy was proper. The circuit court's order that denied defendant's motion for summary judgment and found that plaintiff did not have a duty to defend or indemnify defendant under the policy was proper; affirmed.
Country Preferred Ins. Co. v. Groen, 2017 IL App (4th) 160028, 69 N.E.3d 911
Background: Uninsured motorist (UM) carrier brought action against insured for declaratory judgment that it owed no benefits since workers' compensation received by insured exceeded policy limits. The Circuit Court, Sangamon County, Chris Perrin, J., entered summary judgment in favor of the carrier. Insured appealed.Holdings: The Appellate Court, Harris, J., held that:1 employer's medical payments entitled carrier to setoff, and2 setoff clauses were enforceable.Affirmed.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Frobish, 2021 IL App (3d) 190473-U
Holding: Allegations in the underlying complaint that a township employee caused property damage by excavating and digging out a ditch failed to impose a duty to defend under township employee's individual farm insurance policy.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Jones, 2018 IL App (1st) 173154-U
Holding: The judgment of the circuit court of Cook County is affirmed; plaintiff is entitled to summary judgment on its claim for a declaratory judgment that it has no duty to defend or indemnify its insured against the underlying complaint because the loss claimed in the underlying complaint is subject to an exclusion. The court held that it would also enter judgment for plaintiff because the underlying complaint does not allege an “occurrence” causing bodily injury within the meaning of the policy.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Schmitt, 2021 IL App (5th) 190173-U
Holding: The appellate court reversed and remanded the judgment of the circuit court where plaintiff had no duty to defend its insured and thus was not stopped from raising policy defenses to coverage for the underlying tort action contained in the amended declaratory action.
Country Mut. Ins. Co. v. Livorsi Marine, Inc., 222 Ill. 2d 303, 856 N.E.2d 338 (2006) (the late Keith Carlson)
Liability insurer brought action against insureds for a declaratory judgment based on failure to provide timely notice of lawsuits against them. The Circuit Court, Cook County, Stephen A. Schiller, J., entered judgment for the insurer. Insureds appealed. The Appellate Court, Wolfson, J., 358 Ill.App.3d 880, 295 Ill.Dec. 665, 833 N.E.2d 871, affirmed. Leave to appeal was granted.Holdings: The Supreme Court, Garman, J., held that:1 if the insurer did not receive reasonable notice of an occurrence or a lawsuit, the policyholder may not recover under the policy, regardless of whether the lack of reasonable notice prejudiced the insurer, overruling Rice v. AAA Aerostar, Inc., 294 Ill.App.3d 801, 229 Ill.Dec. 20, 690 N.E.2d 1067, and Cincinnati Insurance Co. v. Baur's Opera House, Inc., 296 Ill.App.3d 1011, 230 Ill.Dec. 624, 694 N.E.2d 593, and2 insured did not need to prove that it was prejudiced by delayed notice of lawsuits.Affirmed.
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Wrongful Death FAQ​

Wrongful death occurs when a person’s death is caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person.

The following people may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • The spouse or children of the deceased
  • The parents of the deceased
  • The siblings of the deceased
  • The personal representative of the deceased’s estate

To prove a wrongful death claim in Illinois, the plaintiff must prove the following elements:

  • The defendant owed the deceased a duty of care.
  • The defendant breached that duty of care.
  • The breach of duty caused the death of the deceased.
  • The plaintiff suffered damages as a result of the death of the deceased.

In a wrongful death lawsuit in Illinois, you may be able to recover the following types of damages:

  • Pecuniary damages: These damages are designed to compensate the plaintiff for the financial losses they have suffered as a result of the death of the deceased. This could include lost wages, medical expenses, and funeral expenses.
  • Non-pecuniary damages: These damages are designed to compensate the plaintiff for the non-financial losses they have suffered as a result of the death of the deceased. This could include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of parental guidance.

The statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits in Illinois is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of the death to file a lawsuit.

If you have any questions about your legal rights or options after a wrongful death, you should contact an experienced wrongful death attorney.

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Areas of Practice in Odin

Bike Incidents

Proficient in legal services for victims injured in bicycle accidents due to negligent parties' carelessness or dangerous conditions.

Flame Wounds

Providing professional legal assistance for people of severe burn injuries caused by events or recklessness.

Clinical Misconduct

Delivering dedicated legal services for victims affected by healthcare malpractice, including surgical errors.

Merchandise Responsibility

Addressing cases involving problematic products, extending professional legal guidance to customers affected by product malfunctions.

Senior Misconduct

Defending the rights of nursing home residents who have been subjected to abuse in nursing homes environments, ensuring justice.

Fall and Tumble Accidents

Expert in tackling fall and trip accident cases, providing legal assistance to individuals seeking restitution for their suffering.

Infant Injuries

Extending legal guidance for loved ones affected by medical malpractice resulting in infant injuries.

Car Crashes

Crashes: Committed to guiding victims of car accidents secure just payout for wounds and harm.

Bike Collisions

Specializing in providing legal assistance for individuals involved in bike accidents, ensuring just recovery for injuries.

Truck Crash

Ensuring adept legal services for victims involved in lorry accidents, focusing on securing rightful recompense for damages.

Worksite Incidents

Engaged in assisting employees or bystanders injured in construction site accidents due to recklessness or negligence.

Head Impairments

Specializing in ensuring specialized legal services for individuals suffering from brain injuries due to negligence.

Dog Attack Wounds

Adept at dealing with cases for individuals who have suffered wounds from dog bites or creature assaults.

Jogger Mishaps

Focused on legal representation for cross-walkers involved in accidents, providing professional services for recovering recovery.

Unwarranted Loss

Standing up for bereaved affected by a wrongful death, offering empathetic and expert legal services to ensure redress.

Spine Trauma

Committed to assisting persons with spine impairments, offering compassionate legal assistance to secure settlement.

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